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Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services

Inquiry

Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services

Watch a British Sign Language explainer video for the Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report

Watch a British Sign Language explainer video for the Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: interim Report on temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act.

Watch a British Sign Language video of the Government’s Response to the Report, ‘Unequal Impact: Coronavirus, disability and access to services'.

The Women and Equalities Committee is launching three sub-inquiries, drawing on evidence to our Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics inquiry.

Read more about our decision to launch the sub-inquires here.

In this sub-inquiry, we want to look in more detail at ways of easing some of the problems disabled people are facing when they need access to essential services during the pandemic. We’ll look at access to food, health and social care and education. We also want to think about how the Government could improve its communications and consultation with disabled people about guidance and policies that are having substantial effects on their daily lives.